" During the mandate, Lara will explore the intersections between ironic and informative usage of Internet. She will conduct a series of interviews and create a digital archive of ‘Weird Web’ examples. "
" I first came across the term ‘Weird Web’ on It's Nice That in an article written by coder and artist Neal Agarwal. He describes an early form of the internet before its monetisation and intense focus on clicks and social media. He describes this former internet as ‘a place where online creators expressed themselves through interactive content, games & experiments. It was a place that brought delight & joy.’ I believe that if you look hard enough, you might just find that the weird web lives on today. "
" According to psychologist and professor Larry Rosen , ‘We willingly push any and every button because we hope that it provides a squirt of dopamine for pleasure.’ And so, you will likely find yourself clicking the tantalising Useless Web button and BOOM a whole digital world of uselessness explodes (or rather, is opened tab by tab in your browser bar). Each time you press the button you’ll be taken to a different domain which hosts creative, silly and seemingly pointless content. " nudge
" One of the main people that spurred my interest in useless websites was an artist called @Rafaël_Rozendaal who has been an internet artist forever, well longer than I’ve known about internet art. He is one of the original internet artists. "
Originally published on:
theweirderweb.xyz [DEAD] "
A conversation with @Tim_Holman ( w/ @Lara_Chapman ) 2012 2019
via "Partir en vadrouille" + Pushing Useless Buttons [ Bulle ]